Divisions

Membership of the AIANZ largely falls under six divisions that include the NZ Agricultural Association (NZAAA), the NZ Helicopter Association (NZHA), the Aircraft Engineering Association of NZ (AEANZ), that includes engineers and suppliers to the industry, Training and Development (T&D), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles NZ (UAVNZ) and the Operational Division as one group. There are also several individual members, that include pilots but also many others who have enjoy current and past involvement with the aviation industry.

Our divisions meet regularly and in addition to the AIANZ’s own weekly e-newsletter, provide tailored news to their members.

NZ Agricultural Aviation Association

The NZAAA was the first division of the original AIANZ, and was founded in 1949, meaning this year it celebrates 75 years of successful operations. It was initially known as the NZ Aerial Work Operators Association. The aim of the NZAAA is to provide an environment where its agricultural members can prosper, while working in safe environments…

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NZ Helicopter Association

As with its counterpart, the NZHA promotes the interests of its members in addressing issues that threaten the operations of helicopters whether that use is for commercial or private means. The NZHA also fosters links with comparable organisations overseas and with military personnel engaged in the provision, deployment and/or servicing of helicopters…

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Training and Development

This division of the AIANZ provides leadership for operators that focus on training and development for the aviation industry. The T&D division encourages, promotes and protects the general development of the training and research in the sector as well as encouraging open, transparent and constructive relationships with other members in T&D, other members in the AIANZ…

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Aircraft Engineering Association of NZ

The Aircraft Engineering Association of NZ (AEANZ) is a division of AIANZ and represents aircraft engineering operations as well as other suppliers to the aviation industry. As with the other AIANZ divisions, the AEANZ is an advocate for matters that impact engineering and supply operators. It liaises regularly with the CAA on regulatory matters that affect the members in its division…

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Operational Division

The Operational Division represents the diverse interests of commercial fixed-wing operators, whether they are regular scheduled airlines providing services to, through and beyond New Zealand, or non-scheduled air transport or freight operators.

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UAVNZ (Drones)

As another division within the AIANZ, UAVNZ represents the growing number of unmanned aerial vehicle operators, including drones.  The sector is regulated under Part 102 of the CAA legislation.

The Chair of UAVNZ is Isaac Henderson and the Executive Officer is…

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